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Lakers rookie Jabari Brown named to 'All-NBA D-League Third Team'

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Lakers rookie guard Jabari Brown was named to the both the "All-NBA D-League Third Team" and the "NBA D-League All-Rookie Second Team" for his time with the D-Fenders before his March call-up.
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Pau Gasol wins the 2014-15 Magic Johnson Award

Los Angeles Times (Dan Loumena) — Lakers fans will not be surprised by this news: Bulls forward Pau Gasol is the winner of the 2014-15 Magic Johnson Award, which is given annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Assn. to...
  • 5 days ago

Kobe Bryant's Pelican Ridge home - with a $6.4 million price tag - finds a buyer

OC Register (By MARILYN KALFUS) — Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant's house in the Pelican Ridge community is in escrow.The asking price on the house is $6.45 million, several price chops below the $8.59 million price tag in...
  • 5 days ago

Ed Davis opting out of contract, but hoping for return to Lakers

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Forward/center Ed Davis will opt out of the second year of his deal with the Lakers before July, foregoing $1.1 million for a shot at a bigger contract.
  • 6 days ago

Lakers' Week 25 in review

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers finished Week 25, and the 2014-15 season, with a pair of losses to the Sacramento Kings and a 21-61 record -- the worst winning percentage in franchise history.
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Oram: Tanking in NBA here to stay as owners protect the draft lottery

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — When we ask, with a straight face, whether certain teams are trying to win, there is a problem.When fans feel awkward about cheering when things go well, or quietly celebrate when they don’t,...
  • 8 days ago
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Lakers' legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recovering from quadruple bypass

OC Register (BILL ORAM) — Lakers' legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is recovering after undergoing successful heart surgery Thursday, his 68th birthday, at UCLA Ronald Reagen Medical Center in Westwood. Dr. Richard Shemin, UCLA's...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar undergoes quadruple coronary bypass surgery

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery Thursday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the hospital said Friday.
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Lakers get 27th pick in draft from Rockets after tiebreaker with Clippers

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers got a bit of good news on Friday, with the Houston Rockets winning their draft tiebreaker over the Clippers.
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Kupchak says the Lakers 'can get better quickly'

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – After a franchise-worst season, one plagued by injuries and beset with tension between the coach and key players, the kind of success the Lakers are used to might feel years away.And...
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Byron Scott says draft lottery only thing on Lakers' agenda

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — After meeting with General Manager Mitch Kupchak and the team's players for exit meetings, Coach Byron Scott told the media he didn't regret the Lakers' wins over the Philadelphia 76ers (18-64)...
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Lakers' Tarik Black just happy to be here

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — Tarik Black was thoroughly enjoying his rookie season.
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Lakers' Jordan Clarkson aiming 'to be my own player'

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — Jordan Clarkson was the Lakers' lone bright spot this season, possibly carving out a spot on the NBA's all-rookie team while making a lot of teams regret passing him up in last year's draft.
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Jordan Hill: Lakers Coach Byron Scott 'disappointed' with his season

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Jordan Hill spoke to the media on Thursday after his exit interview with Coach Byron Scott and General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
  • 11 days ago
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Lakers' Ryan Kelly wants to improve his shooting over the off-season

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Ryan Kelly met with Coach Byron Scott and General Manager Mitch Kupchak on Thursday for his exit interview with the Lakers.
  • 11 days ago
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Have we seen the last of Ed Davis in a Lakers uniform?

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — Ed Davis had a decent season with the Lakers, good enough to decline a player option for $1.1 million soon enough.
  • 11 days ago
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Robert Sacre on Lakers' season: 'It was tough'

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Robert Sacre spoke to the media on Thursday after his exit interview with Coach Byron Scott and General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
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Lakers' Wesley Johnson enters frustrating part of his life -- again

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — Another summer, another unsettling time for Wesley Johnson.
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Carlos Boozer: Lakers to recover, Jordan Clarkson is 'Baby Westbrook'

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — On Thursday, Carlos Boozer met with General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Coach Byron Scott for his exit interview.
  • 11 days ago
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Lakers season review: What went wrong, and how should they respond?

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — The Lakers are in utter disarray, meekly finishing their worst season ever with a 122-99 loss Wednesday to the almost-as-meek Sacramento Kings.
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Blog Articles

Top NFL prospect Shane Ray cited for pot possession days before draft

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chuck Schilken) — Former Missouri defensive end Shane Ray received a misdemeanor citation after a state trooper found marijuana in his car early Monday morning, three days before the NFL draft.
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Indonesian attorney general says executions of 9 will go ahead

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Robyn Dixon) — Despite the frantic last-ditch efforts by lawyers, diplomats and government officials to halt Indonesia's executions of eight foreigners and a local man for drug crimes, Atty. Gen. H.M Prasetyo...
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Football: Bonita seven on seven tournament is set for June 26-27

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Sondheimer) — Bonita High School will host its annual seven on seven passing tournament on June 26 and 27.
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Could Carl Crawford's injury open the door to Alex Guerrero in left field?

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Shaikin) — With Carl Crawford possibly headed to the disabled list, could Alex Guerrero get his playing time in left field?
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Lower gas prices help fuel small dip in cost of driving

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Jerry Hirsch) — The expense of owning and operating a car dipped nearly 2% last year because of falling gas prices and low interest rates, the American Automobile Assn. said in its annual driving cost study...
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Baltimore riot toll: 200 arrests, 144 car fires, 15 buildings burned

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (W.J. Hennigan, Noah Bierman , Joseph Tanfani) — Parts of Baltimore continued to smolder Tuesday after a chaotic night of fires, looting and rioting stemming from the death of a black man who suffered a fatal injury in police custody. 
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Roger Goodell still expects 'Deflategate' probe to be finished soon

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Austin Knoblauch) — A month ago, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he believed the league's investigation into whether the New England Patriots intentionally used underinflated balls during the AFC Championship...
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On steps of Supreme Court, passionate views on gay marriage face off

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Timothy M. Phelps) — John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney were among the first gay couples in California to obtain a marriage license in San Francisco in 2004. They married on the first day it was legally possible for them...
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Six arrested during South L.A. protest against police brutality

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Joseph Serna) — Protests against police brutality in South L.A. led to six arrests Monday night, the same day riots broke out in Baltimore, after demonstrators refused to obey police orders to disperse, LAPD...
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High housing costs driving more Californians into poverty

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold High rents are driving more Californians into poverty, said a report out Tuesday from an affordable housing group.
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Mostly thumbs up: What the critics say about the new Whitney Museum

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Carolina A. Miranda) — The reviews are pouring in — and the state of the museum is strong.
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Boys' basketball: Crespi's De'Anthony Melton picks up USC offer

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Sondheimer) — The first basketball scholarship offer for Crespi junior De'Anthony Melton is from USC, he reported via a tweet.
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Tonys 2015: Complete list of nominees

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold A pair of musicals, "American in Paris" and "Fun Home," each received 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday morning. "Something Rotten!," another musical, followed with 10 nominations; the musical...
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'Turn: Washington's Spies' recap: Savagery, not civility, rules the day

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Alan Eyerly) — The British army's Maj. Hewlett (Burn Gorman) yearns for a time when civility triumphs over savagery. But that glorious day is far off, at best, in “Men of Blood,” Episode 204 of AMC's “Turn:...
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YouTube announces it will release films with AwesomenessTV

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Saba Hamedy) — YouTube announced on Tuesday that it is collaborating with the DreamWorks Animation-owned YouTube network AwesomenessTV to release several feature-length films over the next two years.
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A look at the major gay rights cases decided by the Supreme Court

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Timothy M. Phelps) — The Supreme Court has struggled with the issue of gay marriage and gay rights for nearly half a century. Here are some of the key decisions:
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'Lip Sync Battle' clips to appear on Samsung's Milk VR app

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (David Pierson) — One of television’s biggest surprise hits, Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle,” is getting the virtual reality treatment, giving the burgeoning technology a needed shot of name brand entertainment to...
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Tonys 2015 nominees include 'American in Paris,' 'Wolf Hall'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Kelly Scott) — The musicals "American in Paris" and "Fun Home" led the nominations for the 2015 Tony awards announced Tuesday with 12 each, and the two part, 6-hour dramatization of Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall"...
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James Holmes trial: Next, the survivors get ready to testify

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Maria L. La Ganga) — Testimony begins Tuesday in the trial of James E. Holmes, who admitted to killing 12 moviegoers and wounding an additional 70 in a 2012 rampage but has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
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James Holmes' sealed notebook gets mentioned by prosecution, and defense

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Maria L. La Ganga) — One of the enduring mysteries of the Aurora, Colo., shooting rampage in 2012 was largely solved on Monday, the first day of James E. Holmes' murder trial, when prosecutors and defense attorneys...
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